How is Rick Jones still alive?
Rick Jones, sidekick to the stars, has learned a lot from the heroes he's partnered with. From Captain America he learned his fighting techniques. From Captain Mar-vell he learned military tactics and information about all the star-faring races. From ROM he learned that even walking toasters can be awesome. But what did he learn from his first partner, the Incredible Hulk?
Answer: how to take a hit from a 3-ton monster and not get your neck snapped.
Look at this history of abuse:
Although to be fair, he did try to help Rick sometimes, too:
By fnord12 | March 20, 2008, 2:01 PM | Comics
That last panel is ripe for parody. The Hulk is totally spitting in Rick's mouth.
Reference from SuperMegaMonkey : chronocomicRick gets slapped around all the time. Read More: Tales To Astonish #94-100
Reference from SuperMegaMonkey : chronocomicIt's only issue #2 but the the long cycle of abuse for Rick Jones is already happening. Read More: Hulk #2
Reference from SuperMegaMonkey : chronocomic(That scene with Rick above is how you know we're dealing with classic Hulk.) Read More: Hulk #320-323